Physical therapy in Lander, Wyoming
Our licensed Physical Therapists in Lander are a strong and cohesive team of professionals with a wide range of specialty skills and certifications, including pelvic floor rehabilitation, vestibular and balance issues, orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, hand therapy and aquatic therapy. They spend one-on-one time with patients to evaluate their condition, discuss treatment options, and develop an effective, evidence-based treatment plan. Patients appreciate the team approach to their care as they benefit from the unique skills and abilities each therapist brings to the team, however, they can expect to be under the direct care and supervision of the same therapist throughout their care.
With nearly 20 years of history in the community, we have earned the reputation among patients and physicians for consistently delivering high quality care and treatments.
Patients can consult the professionals at Fremont Therapy Group with the confidence they are reaching out to experienced and empathetic physical therapists who can help them.
Address: 8168 Highway 789 Lander, Wyoming, 82520
The Lander clinic is a 3,500 square foot facility with a heated therapy pool, 5 private treatment rooms and a large gym facility with state-of-the art therapy equipment. Our therapy pool is maintained at a comfortable 94 degrees. Patients enjoy the year-round safety of convenient handicap parking, fully handicap accessible entry and heated sidewalks.
Courtney Hansen, PT, MPT, CMTPT Director of Clinical Education/Owner
Courtney joined Fremont Therapy Group in September 1998. She has special training and a deep interest in women’s health issues including incontinence and pelvic pain, as well as advanced training in manual therapy techniques, sports rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy. Courtney is also certified in dry needling.
She possesses a unique ability to connect with each of her patients and instills the motivation, courage, and determination that coming back from an injury or illness demands. Her excitement and joy comes from helping her patients achieve their goals and get back to their full function. That is the same today as it was 21 years ago when she started her PT career.
Courtney earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Utah, and her Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.
Courtney and her husband, Ron, are raising two children, Craig and Whitney. She stays active in the community, enjoys life in the outdoors and loves watching her children participate in sports.
Tom Davis, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS Clinic Director/Owner
Tom is the director of the Lander clinic and brings a broad skillset to the team. Tom is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions. He is also a Sports Certified Specialist (SCS). The SCS designation is the highest qualification that a physical therapist can attain in practice of Sports Physical Therapy and gives formal recognition for his advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in this area. Tom is the only PT in Wyoming to have both an OCS and SCS.
Tom has a passion for sports medicine, as he has spent countless hours helping student-athletes in basketball and baseball recover from various sports-related injuries. Tom participated in a Sportsmetrics course which is scientifically proven ACL prevention program for high school athletes. He also achieved his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As a CSCS, he applies scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance.
In addition, Tom has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation to differentially diagnose and treat vestibular disorders, he does Running Analysis sessions to help runners perfect their gait and is trained to fabricate custom orthotics.
Tom received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University and earned his Master of Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge. His undergraduate degree in Exercise Science is from his home state at the University of Montana.
When Tom is not working in the clinic, he enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors, running, biking, golfing, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and twin boys.
Kim Asbell, PT, MPT
Kim grew up in Lander and feels fortunate to be treating community members of her hometown. She works extensively in school-based settings with clients aged 5 to 21, focusing on meeting gross motor milestones in the areas of strength, balance, and co-ordination as well as sensory processing issues. While she primarily provides physical therapy to the students of Fremont County School District #1, Kim also treats in the outpatient setting and enjoys working with patients across a wide age range. Kim is a certified aquatic specialist, and is especially interested in the benefits aquatic therapy offers her patients.
Kim earned her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. Prior to PT school, Kim studied at the University of Wyoming, completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Management.
Off duty, Kim takes advantage of Wyoming’s abundant outdoor adventures at her family cabin with three children, Ethan, Claire and Grace, and hunting dogs. In addition, Kim spends time with her extended family in the area, researches healthy recipes, has fun with Zumba, raises chickens, and is involved with her church activities.
Aileen Brew, PT, DPT, GCS
Aileen has been a practicing physical therapist since 2002. She has a broad base of experience and is a board-certified clinical specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. With a strong background in working in a variety of settings including outpatient, hospital and skilled nursing facilities, Aileen has a passion for physical therapy because it involves the person in their progression towards better health and function, so much more than many other channels of our healthcare system. She is active, both literally and figuratively with her patients in every aspect of their treatments. Aileen loves being a part of restoring that for people who are challenged in their mobility.
Aileen earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2002. Though she initially planned to become a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse, she fell in love with physical therapy while volunteering in a large orthopedic clinic. Aileen has also earned the designation of Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and she is one of only 3 physical therapists in Wyoming with this certification. Becoming a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy helps Aileen and her colleagues understand how critical it is to identify and address the various functional challenges geriatric patients face alongside their main medical diagnosis
Aileen originally came to Lander in 1991 to work for NOLS. Her love of NOLS and the outdoors kept her in the area for eight years before resurrecting her plan to continue on to grad school. The same love brought her back when she completed school.
Aileen and her husband Gary returned to Lander in 2002 and are raising their two daughters. Aileen loves spending time outside of work reading, cooking and enjoying the outdoors.
Robby Lee, PT, DPT
Robby Lee brings a rich and diverse background of treatment to our team. As a PT, he has invested time into understanding how to inspire patients to reach their goals using evidence based practices. Robby is also passionate about educating patients the power of exercise in the recovery process. Robby utilizes physical therapy and exercise expertise to treat patients with all types of injuries and mobility issues.
Robby studied exercise science at Southern Utah University and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. With his experience working with athletes, in particular endurance athletes such as runners, he learned early on that he loves working with people and has a passion for exercise. Robby feels fortunate to have found a career that allows him to utilize his passion for exercise to help people reach their goals.
Robby thrives in the outdoors. He ran cross country and track all through high school and in college. He also has recently joined the world of marathon running and loves playing basketball. Robby, his wife, and dog Rudy spend their free time camping and hiking.
Rebecca McDaniel, PTA, CCT
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Rebecca’s treatment passion is manual therapy, especially the unique and effective soft tissue work of cupping and myofascial release. She has a special interest in treating with aquatic therapy and working with the pediatric population. Rebecca is driven to help patients who have chronic pain, using her training in Graded Motor Imagery (GMI). This technique uses brain games to reduce pain and helps patients find strategies for getting back to activities that they have been unable to do because of pain.
For Rebecca, there is nothing quite so rewarding as watching patients of all ages progress and overcome obstacles to regain function and take control of their pain.
Rebecca is a University of Wyoming graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy graduate from Central Wyoming College.
Rebecca is a Wyoming native, originally from Pinedale. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves being outdoors camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, hunting, and fishing. You will also find Rebecca gardening, and spending time with her two yellow labs, cat, and chickens.
Todd Comstock, – PTA, BA, CFCE, CWS
Todd has more than twenty years of experience working with patients of all ages across a broad spectrum of clinical environments. He particularly enjoys orthopedics and has advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy. Todd is certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations (CFCE), so he is particularly attuned to helping patients re-enter the workforce following a variety of injuries. He is also a Certified Wound Specialist (CWS) and helps our surgical patients heal quickly and effectively.
Todd works in each clinic as our industrial medicine specialist, using his vast experience in this area to collaborate with physicians, employers, and workers’ case managers to ensure that employers and injured workers get the resources and care they need to keep the workplace safe. He also assists employers with their health and safety programs to prevent injuries using ergonomic assessments, as well as pre-employment, and return to work physical demand testing.
Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from CU Boulder and his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Central Wyoming College.
Todd originally hails from Rapid City, South Dakota; now he, his wife, Kari, and their three children, Emma, Grace, and Ollie, reside in Lander. When he isn’t working, he can be found enjoying time with his family, fly-fishing, skiing, and hiking.
Paige Nolan, LAT/ATC
Paige's lifelong passion for athletics and participation in high school softball is what led her to a career in athletic training. Paige provides medical coverage to local athletes and helps maintain a safe and healthy practice and competition environment. She loves being on the sideline of games and being involved in every aspect of athlete care and return to play. She also teaches Sports Medicine at LVHS. In the clinic, she assists patients with their prescribed plan of care.
Page graduated with a Masters in Education in Career and Technical Education from Concordia University-Portland in 2020. She got her undergrad from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Paige is also SportsmetricsTM certified. While in the athletic training program, Paige worked with D1 football and softball teams. She also provided medical care and was a first responder at the Winter Dew Tour in 2015-16. There she worked with professional athletes for 10 days and gained new leadership and medical skills. In the summer of 2016, Paige worked with Nitro World Tour providing medical care and being a venue manager for the athletes. She has also helped host the Big Sky Softball Championship Conference at Weber State where she delegated duties to other athletic trainers.
When Paige is not busy helping athletes, she enjoys spending the majority of her time camping, fishing, hunting, playing softball, skiing and riding four-wheelers.
Chris Rasmussen, PTA
In his role as a Physical Therapist Assistant, Chris works alongside our Physical Therapists to treat all types of orthopedic cases utilizing therapeutic exercise and manual therapies. With years of experience in the outpatient physical therapy setting, Chris feels great pride in helping patients recover from injuries or limitations to return to the activities they love doing. Chris holds certifications in Blood Flow Restriction and Kinesio Taping, with future goals to become Functional Movement Screen (FMS) and Titleist Performance Institute(TPI-golf performance) certified. His interest in movement analysis certifications makes Chris a knowledgeable resource for our active community.
Chris earned his BS of Health and Human Performance from Montana State University-Billings. Afterwhich, he pursued his physical therapy passion by attending Laramie County Community College to earn his PTA license.
Chris is a Lander native and outside of work enjoys fishing, hiking, traveling, and, of course, golf.
Grace Comstock, Physical Therapy Technician
Grace is a key team player who works alongside our physical therapists to support patients during their treatment. She helps ensure each patient is comfortable and productive during their recovery. In addition, Grace supports the clinic flow by helping to maintain equipment, cleanliness, treatment room preparation, and is a kind resource patients rely on for guidance. Grace takes pride in hard work and helping the clinic team and patients succeed.
Grace has always been drawn to supporting those around her, and being able to help someone gives her fulfillment. As a current student at Central Wyoming College, Grace is pursuing an Associate of Science and plans to continue on to the University of Wyoming to ultimately earn her Master of Speech Pathology. Speech pathology is a field where she will continue to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
In her free time, Grace cherishes spending time with friends and family, including her mom, dad, older sister, younger brother & cat and dog. Hiking is a favorite activity, especially up to Popo Agie Falls.
Hannah King, Physical Therapy Technician
In her role at Physical Therapy Technician, Hannah is a key team member for the entire clinic. She provides support to the therapists and patients, and helps keep the clinic in top running order. Hannah enjoys the opportunity to help patients have the most comfortable and productive physical therapy experience.
Hannah has a rich background in healthcare, previously working in the ICU unit as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She thrives in the patient care setting and brings that compassion and skill to her role with FTG.
A transplant from Indiana, Hannah fully embraces the Wyoming outdoors. In her free time, she finds happiness with camping, backpacking and hunting in the mountains.
Jimmy Bautista, Physical Therapy Technician
As a physical therapy technician (PTT), Jimmy works alongside the therapists to help ensure patients are comfortable and productive during PT treatment. He also provides support to our administrative team and works to keep the clinic in top running order. Jimmy takes pride in helping patients have the best experience possible and is also critical support for the entire clinic. With a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS), Jimmy brings rich knowledge to our Riverton team.
Jimmy has long term goals to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy and pursue specialties in orthopedics, and hand therapy. He finds pride in helping people using a holistic approach to help people leave fulfilled and happier than when they first arrived. He also recognizes the value in emotional and spiritual health to maximize the benefits of physical therapy. Jimmy is inspired to help individuals in their pursuit of doing what they love and living a fulfilled life.
A native of San Diego, Jimmy was initially drawn to Wyoming to complete an internship at a local fitness/climbing center in Lander as a strength and conditioning coach. His main hobby is rock climbing and the abundance of mountains to play on has fueled his love of Wyoming. In addition, Jimmy spends time hiking with his dog, riding bikes, playing video games and trying to replicate the Filipino dishes his mom made as he was growing up.
Kathy Prins, Patient Care Coordinator
Kathy is the smiling face at the front desk in our Lander clinic. As the Patient Care Coordinator, Kathy ensures our patients are well taken care of from their first appointment, and throughout their entire course of treatment. She guides patients through all the necessary intake forms and provides guidance with insurance and billing questions. A true team player, Kathy feels pride in making each patient’s experience positive and her FTG co-workers’ jobs easier.
Kathy attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, after which she completed a one year internship to earn her degree in Medical Technology. Kathy worked as a Medical Technician in a hospital laboratory for several years in the midwest. Upon moving to Wyoming, Kathy gained experience as an appointment coordinator in orthodontics and as a customer accounts manager in insurance.
Kathy and her husband have two grown children and a silver lab puppy. They enjoy spending their free time putting the finishing touches on their log cabin home, fixing up their vintage camper, and gardening.
Lisa Lowham, OTR/L
Lisa is a Wyoming native who provides Occupational Therapy to children in Fremont County School District #1. She is skilled in reaching children and loves to help these young students participate as fully as possible in school programs and activities.
Lisa earned her OTR/L from Colorado State University. In addition, she is is certified in Pediatric Neuro Development (NDT) and has advanced training from the Tscharnuter Akademie for Movement Organization (TAMO) in pediatrics.
Outside of her work, she is active in numerous local philanthropic organizations and has been responsible for organizing many impactful community events.
Lisa and her husband Tony have four boys who keep them busy with sports, academic life, and travelling.
Bree Martinsen, PTA
Bree has worked in a variety of settings including home health care, long-term care facilities, and orthopedic outpatient clinical settings. Bree often works in the clinic; however, her focus is in pediatric therapy in the school-based setting with children from kindergarten to Grade 12. She has had specialized training in treating sensory integration/processing disorders, working with autistic children, and with children with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, Down’s Syndrome and a variety of other genetic disorders.
Bree graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Central Wyoming College in May of 1998 and joined Fremont Physical Therapy that fall.
Born and raised in Lander, she has been married for almost 20 years and has two sons. She enjoys spending time in the mountains and desert camping and four-wheeling with friends and family, gardening, and watching her children playing sports.
Tammy Bushmeyer, PT
Tammy has a professional interest in pediatric physical therapy, especially school age children. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin in LaCross. The majority of her work experience since graduation has been working with children with a variety of developmental delays and diagnoses from infancy to 21. She is certified to administer Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). Tammy pursues continuing education in the treatment of sensory dysfunction.
She is native of Merrill, Wisconsin, and moved to Wyoming in 1989. She and her husband of more than 25 years, Clark, have two sons. When she is not working, she enjoys being with her family, reading, flower gardening, church activities and pursuing outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing and hiking.
Laurie Paxton, OT/L
Laurie is an Occupational Therapist in Lander and happily returned to Wyoming after living near Amarillo, Texas for 13 years. Since her return, Laurie has worked with people of all ages, although the majority of her experience is in pediatrics with children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, various other genetic disorders and developmental delays. Her special interests include working with children who have diagnoses on the autism spectrum, and those with sensory processing disorders. Laurie has earned her Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) certification. With the NDT certification, Laurie provides specialized care to pediatric patients with neuromuscular dysfunction using evidence based treatment.
Originally from Wisconsin, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College (1980) in Milwaukee WI.
Married for 27 years, she lives on a ranch near Riverton with her husband and their menagerie. They have 3 grown children who are in California, Wyoming and Illinois. She enjoys reading, hiking, working in the yard, riding a bike and the last several years run/walking with the completion of 3 half marathons.
Kelsey Berg, MOTR/L
Kelsey enjoys treating patients of all ages. Her current passion is working with K-12 students who have attention difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, visual perceptual, and fine motor difficulties. Prior to moving to Lander, Kelsey worked in the acute care hospital setting for 6 years in Casper. In the hospital setting, she treated conditions ranging from post-operative, to trauma, to neurological. She then changed gears and worked with students for 4 years in the Casper school district.
Kelsey is a Lander native and is happy to be back in the area. She graduated from the University of North Dakota at Casper College with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.
When Kelsey’s not in the school system helping children, she spends her time with her husband, 2 young daughters and son on their ranch. She loves riding horses, spending time in the outdoors, playing volleyball, and spending time with family. She is thrilled to be back in the Lander area where much of her family lives.
Lisa Rhyne, OTR/L
Lisa is seasoned occupational therapist who provides care to children in our school district. She loves the variety of her field and takes pride in making a positive impact on each individual she guides through therapy.
Lisa treats each of her patients one on one and works with them to reach goals that make help make for a life filled with function and meaningful activity. Lisa earned her Occupational Therapy degree from Colorado State University. Throughout her OT career, Lisa has treated a variety of patients from early intervention pediatrics, orthopedics, to in-patient hospital rehabilitation.
A Brush, Colorado native, Lisa now embraces farming and ranching in Wyoming. Outside of OT, she spends time with her family, loves to read, but mostly enjoys daily adventures with her two adventurous boys.
Dawn Rogers, - OTR/L
Dawn is an occupational therapist with decades of experience working in a variety of settings with children, adults and older adults. Dawn entered the OT field knowing that she wanted to primarily focus her care on children, even though there were times her focus shifted. Many times working with children as an earlier intervention, changes the entire outcome as they grow and become young adults. She enjoys working with pediatric patients and students from preterm newborns through 21 years of age. Intermittent opportunities have offered Dawn the opportunity to work with all ages, in a variety of settings. Dawn is an important member of our team of school therapists, where she both shares and loves to learn new techniques from fellow clinicians that can further help her and the school kids continue to develop and evolve.
Dawn is a Lander native and is happy to call this amazing small town home once again. She earned her occupational therapy degree from University of North Dakota, through the Casper, Wyoming site.
When not working with her school kids, Dawn enjoys spending time outdoors with her family who love to: hike, camp, hunt, and explore all outdoor opportunities, both within and beyond Wyoming. She also enjoys being creative - whether it be crafts or tasty concoctions while cooking.
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